Gerald McCoy’s all-pro pedigree was felt day 1
The signing of Gerald McCoy was a pleasant surprise for Raider nation. After missing 2020 with an injury to his quad, he is looking for a fresh start, and Jon Gruden obliged.
Now 33 years old, McCoy isn’t the same player he was in his prime. The former top-five pick disruptive movements still flash enough for him to help in the interior. His all-pro pedigree makes his teammates gravitate towards him for knowledge.
McCoy has embraced the role of a teacher and stepped on the field, ready to give guidance. Solomon Thomas’s pass rush ability isn’t one of his strengths. He took the time to pick McCoy’s brain on Friday.
— Cassie Soto (@_CassieSoto) August 6, 2021
Carl Nassib was the former pro-bowlers teammate in Tampa Bay. His thoughts on McCoy paint a picture of a great leader.
“Yeah, he teaches me stuff every day. He’s a legend. He’s doing a great job being a mentor to the young guys. He’s got the most experience. He’s got an incredible resume, and he’s doing a great job.”
The Las Vegas Raiders are desperate for an interior push after it was nonexistent last season. The defense might get more from the signing of McCoy.
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